(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police have arrested the man who had just recently allegedly assaulted a man at Medieval Times in Toronto, then went for a nude swim with the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium friday night.
The suspect was arrested around 4:40 pm about 25 minutes west of Thunder Bay, after a keen Thunder Bay Ontario Provincial Police officer noticed the vehicle and made the stop.
Monday evening the Toronto Police Service confirmed that David Weaver from Nelson, British Columbia was wanted for a string of incidents at two Toronto attractions.
One incident achieved international attention after many videos recorded and posted online on October 12th showing a man that was swimming naked through a shark tank at Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Toronto.
Officials at Ripley’s say the man bought a ticket around 10:00 pm and instantly got nude then jumped over a security barrier to gain access to the shark tank.
At this point he was completely visible to numerous aquarium visitors who were viewing him from above the aquarium and a glass observation area on the lower level.
After he was swimming naked with the sharks for some time, security managed to convince the man to leave. The suspect left before police were able to arrive.
The strange incidents started earlier in the evening tho, before the aquarium incident.
Police say that at a Medieval Times show at Exhibition Place, a patron became unruly and was escorted off the premisis by security.
Around 8:00 pm police responded to a call after a 34-year-old male was having a cigarette outside the venue and sustained head injuries during a random attack.
Toronto police believe the same suspect is responsible for both the assault at Medieval Times and the naked swim at Ripley’s Aquarium.
Toronto and OPP say they are working together to return the suspect to Toronto to face his charges.
Police have said that the suspect could face a few charges, such as trespassing, assault, and mischief.
No charges have been laid yet. TRCCTB.COM will be in court tomorrow morning.